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There are 10 ways to get from London to Frankfurt am Main by train, car, car train, bus, car ferry or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras Int. to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
  2. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  3. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice

$159 - $341

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Bus FlixBus  •  13 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from London to Brussels, Brussels-North station 815 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station N815 / ...

$37 - $80

8 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  2. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  3. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

$153 - $324

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  9 h 26 min

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  4. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  5. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice

$336 - $468

Bus Eurolines CZ  •  13 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Frankfurt

$40 - $60

Drive, car ferry  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Frankfurt am Main

$121 - $180

Fly from London City  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Frankfurt (FRA) LCY - FRA

$100 - $371

Fly from London Heathrow  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Frankfurt (FRA) LHR - FRA

$98 - $323

Fly from London Stansted  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Frankfurt (FRA) STN - FRA

$66 - $251

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Frankfurt (FRA) BHX - FRA

$123 - $353

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The cheapest way to get from London to Frankfurt am Main is to bus which costs £30 - £45 and takes 13 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which costs £75 - £290 and takes 4 h 12 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Victoria Coach Station station and arriving at Frankfurt. Services depart twice a week, and operate Wednesday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 13 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Frankfurt am Main. However, there are services departing from London St. Pancras Int. and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf via Brussels Midi-Zuid, Köln Hbf and Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 30 min.

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The distance between London and Frankfurt am Main is 399 miles.

The best way to get from London to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train which takes 6 h 30 min and costs £120 - £270.

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It takes approximately 6 h 30 min to get from London to Frankfurt am Main, including transfers.

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London to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from London station.

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London to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St. Pancras Int. station.

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The best way to get from London to Frankfurt am Main is to train which takes 6 h 30 min and costs £120 - £270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £45 and takes 13 h 25 min, you could also fly, which costs £75 - £290 and takes 4 h 12 min.

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Map of how to get from London to Frankfurt am Main.
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  • Distance: 398.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 30 min

What companies run services between London, England and Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

You can take a train from London to Frankfurt am Main via Brussel-Zuid/Midi, Brussels Midi-Zuid, Köln Hauptbahnhof, Köln Hbf, and Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf in around 6 h 30 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CZ operates a bus from London to Frankfurt am Main twice a week. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 13 h 25 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London City to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from London Heathrow to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from London Stansted to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Birmingham to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Birmingham to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Frankfurt via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Frankfurt via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Birmingham to Frankfurt via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$950 - $3,300
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Birmingham to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras Int. to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$150 - $230
Train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$150 - $230
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$45 - $110
Premier
$100 - $130
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
elines.cz
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Brussels, CCN, gare du Nord
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
regiojet.com
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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London to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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Frankfurt am Main is 1 h ahead of London. It is currently 1:00 PM in London and 2:00 PM in Frankfurt am Main.

London to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf station.

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Swiss, KLM, Luxair and two other airlines offer flights from London City Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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Book your London to Frankfurt am Main bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 678+ hotels available in Frankfurt am Main. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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The best way to get from London to London City Airport is to train which takes 21 min and costs £3 - £4.

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